Mr Robert Geal

Lecturer in Film and Television Studies

Email address: Phone number: 01902 323521 Location: George Wallis Building, MK507 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: School of Media Areas of expertise: Film adaptation, film theory


My principal research interest is the relationship between academic discourses and film adaptation. I am currently applying my research on adaptation to the epistemological impasse between post-structuralism and cognitivism, reworking audience reception research to construct and investigate what I call writing formations. I contribute to the University’s Research Centre for Film, Media, Discourse and Culture.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association
  • Association of Adaptation Studies


  • 2016a ‘Frozen, homosexuality, masochism’. Film International (accepted)
  • 2016b ‘Dialogism’s radical texts, and the death of the radical vanguard critic. Routledge Companion to Adaptation (accepted)
  • 2015 ‘Theory is always for someone and for some purpose’: Thinking through post-structuralism and cognitivism. New Review of Film and Television Studies, 13(3), pp.261-274
  • 2014 ‘Suturing the action to the word: Shakespearean enunciation and cinema’s “reality-effect” in Shakespeare in Love and Anonymous’. Literature/Film Quarterly, 42(2), pp.438-450